Monday, November 29, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Ok, here is another blue and white card.  I love these colors for Christmas/Winter.  Sometimes they can get a bit dark so I tried to keep this on the lighter side with a bit more white.  Our Daily Bread Designs Blog had the theme of "quilts" for their Stamping in Time: On Assignment Challenge.  This is so fitting for a cold, Winter scene, since I love to curl up in a blanket or quilt.  Some of my family members do some quilting, but I have not tried that yet.  I love the look so decided to try it on my card.  It was a bit of a challenge - hopefully I would do better with actually quilting but this did come out pretty good.  I used an embossing folder from Cuttlebug that I thought looked like a quilted pattern for the main white background.  I rubbed dark blue ink over it, then layered it on dark blue cardstock, then on a white base.  The horizontal strip down the center is made from dark blue cardstock with small squares and triangles cut out of some leftover embossed white cardstock and some lighter blue.  These were layed out based off of a quilted pattern I had seen.

The main image is from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I won a previous challenge and was able to get this stamp as part of a set.  I stamped it in dark blue on white and it came out feeling very wintery.  I layered it on dark blue cardstock, then on top of a square of lighter blue snowflake paper that was layered on white.  I added some punched snowflakes (partially to cover some butterflies on the stamp - don't worry, we will let them show in a future card), adding gemstones and glitter.  If you have been following my blog I know you are relieved that I finally have more stamps from Our Daily Bread so you don't have to see another card with sunflowers on them.  They are beautiful sunflowers and I am sure they will show up again, but for now I might return them to their actual owner so she can have a chance to use them.

We recently had a class for our club members and had a wonderful instructor, Ellen, come teach us four different Christmas cards.  On one of them she showed us how to make an origami tree.  This was perfect to add to this card so I made one out of white paper and then added light blue glitter dots for ornaments and topped it with a snowflake gem for the star.  I added more glitter to any other snowflakes on the card to give it a beautiful sparkle, like the sun reflecting off the snow.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs Blog Stamping In Time: On Assignment #22 - Quilts
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC94) - Sketch

Our Daily Bread Designs Shining Light Challenge 39 - Snowflakes
Top Tip Tuesday: Top Tip #11 - Paper Piecing & 'Layer upon Layer' Challenge
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge
Sketches In Thyme: Tuesday Take 1 - Sketch
- Christmas with no red or green
Simon Says Challenge - Let It Snow
Stamp and Create Challenge 7 - Tis the Season
Totally Gorjuss: Challenge 58 - Oh, Christmas Tree
The Creative Cottage Challenge #28 - Untraditional Christmas, No reds, greens, or golds
Stamping Vacation: Lots of Paper Challenge - Paper with Snowflakes on it
Stamping Vacation: Watch This! Challenge - It's a Wonderful Life
Stamping Vacation: Get Music In You Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Stamping Vacation: Name That Card Challenge - Snowy Christmas Wishes
Crafts and Me Challenges - Dreaming of a White Christmas (snowflakes)
Bah Humbug - Christmas and Shades of Blue
Crafty Pad - Snowflakes
Crafty Calendar - Winter Snowflakes


Nikki said...

Very elegant card :)
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Fantastic job! Thanks for playing with us at Incy Wincy!

Dawn said...

This is just stunning! Love the colors you used. Aren't these trees fun to make?
Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.
You could also enter this in Sketches In Thyme challenge this week- it is use a sketch

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty!! I love how you made this a winter scene and the tree you created. So creative!! Thanks for joining ODBD Shining the Light Snowflake challenge this week.

Denise Clark said...

This is definitely a WOW card! The 3D tree really sets it off but it is all spectatacular! I love the blue and white...perfect for the overall feel of the card. The scene is terrific and the tree accent is amazing! Your card feels like home! Wonderful job!

Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges!

Merry said...

This card certainly does show a 'Wonderful Life'. So love your Christmas tree and the blue and white theme. Thanks for entering in the Watch This challenge at Stamping Vacation

Sarah A said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the tree looks amazing!

Thanks for joining us this week over on Incy Wincy.

Sarah x

Kim said...

I love your beautiful blue snowy day card. Your 3d tree is fabulous! Thank you for joining us for our first Tuesday Take challenge at Sketches in Thyme.
Kim xXx

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Your 3-D tree is Fab! Love the design. Thanks so much for playing with us for Tuesday Takes at Sketches in Thyme. Hope to see you back again soon.

Ann said...

Totally stunning - I love the way you have used the papers and the scene and then incorporated a folded tree. Really really effective.
Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Bah! Humbug! Hope we'll see you in the New Year. Please don't forget us while you're enjoying the Christmas Season. We would love to see more of your work.
Ann xxx

Max said...

Lovely 3D card - very creative and a real eyecatcher. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love the fab tree too.

Irene said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the vibrant design papers (your quilting paper is stunning) and your soft and gental central image, they blend so well together. Your origami Chrsitmas tree is perfect in the corner and sparkles lovely.
A lot of hard work but well worth the effort as your card is just beautiful.

Thank you so much for joining in our last challange of 2010.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh, I just love how use turned this fabulous scene into a Winter scene....such an awesome idea!! Thanks so much for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Shelly said...

Very different, love the dimensional trees! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage! Shelly x

April said...

Your card turned out fabulous! The quilt design is just great! Love it!

Maria (inkymits) said...

This is great! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Dont forget to join us for our 100th challenge celebrations next week!

Maria x

Betty Wright said...

E. Marie, this is stunning! Wonderful colors and design! Amazing and fabulous quilt style and dimension. Thanks so much for playing ODBD Stamping In Time and Flourishes FTTC challenges!

TinaB said...

Fabulous! Thank you for playing at The Crafty Pad! Don't forget to join us on Sunday for our 100th Challenge! Hugs Tina xx

gina g said...

`Gorgeous card i love the tree. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this time. luv gina xx